Today's Opinions

  • US Attorney, IRS: Beware of fraudulent tax preparers, schemes

     LOUISVILLE – United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr., joined by Tracey D. Montaño, Special Agent in Charge, IRS Criminal Investigation, urged the public today, to avoid dishonest tax-return preparers and their fraudulent schemes, and urged taxpayers to pay federal income taxes on time and in full, during a press conference today, at the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Louisville.

  • Kentucky Flu Activity Level is Widespread for 9th Consecutive Week

     FRANKFORT – Kentucky Department for Public Health (DPH) officials are reporting “widespread” flu activity to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for the ninth consecutive week. Widespread activity is the highest level of flu activity, which indicates increased flu-like activity or flu outbreaks in at least half of the regions in the state. The activity levels for states are tracked weekly as part of the CDC’s national flu surveillance system.

  • BBB Hot Topics: April 2016

     See the latest scams in BBB’s April 2016 Hot Topics


    1.    Looking for last-minute Kentucky Derby and Oaks tickets? Deal with a reputable business. Check out the company at bbb.org. Also, while websites like Craigslist may have legitimate sellers, some of them are scammers. Remember, the site offers no guarantees. Tip: If you are asked to wire money, it is almost guaranteed to be a scam.

  • Last minute talks should not be ‘norm’ for state officials

     So, we have one official day left in this year’s General Assembly before a special session is called to get a budget approved.

    We understand politics. The budget normally comes down to the wire, sometimes requiring clocks to be unplugged.

    Maybe it is the change of the guard in the governor’s mansion.

    Maybe it is the change in styles of the state’s highest officeholder.

    Maybe it is that mandate where basically 17 percent of the state’s voting population decided who would be the next governor.

  • Budget talks hit stalemate again

     The Kentucky General Assembly met last Friday in its 59th day, and with one day to spare in our 60-day session, efforts to reach compromise on the state’s next two-year budget plan have stalled.

    House and Senate members of the conference committee met for many hours over several days, yet in the end, the House Majority drew the line at protecting public education, while the Senate continues to press the governor’s push to make deep cuts to the budgets of the state’s public colleges and universities.

  • Budget needs to be fiscally sound

     FRANKFORT- As the 2016 Session of the Kentucky General Assembly comes to a close, I have been hard at work in Frankfort fighting for a fiscally responsible budget and moving priority pieces of legislation on to the Governor’s desk.

    Budget negotiations are consuming all of the oxygen in the halls of the capitol, with both sides working to keep their priorities in place. 

    Unfortunately, this means that there has been little movement towards passing a final budget for the Commonwealth, which totals around $21 billion over two years. 

  • Importance of public health highlighted this week

     Who could have anticipated the far-reaching consequences of the 1845 removal of a water pump from a contaminated well in Soho Square, London England, by Dr. John Snow?

    With this simple intervention he halted an epidemic of cholera and proved the well to be the source of infection before the days of bacteriology. 

    This was the birth of public health.

    Kentucky’s own public health began in a similar manner in 1875 during a response to a yellow fever outbreak. 

  • First 15 months been busy in county attorney’s office

     I immediately set out to assemble a staff that would make any County Attorney envious.  With the help and cooperation of these employees, in 2015, the Bullitt County Attorney’s office has accomplished the following:



    •Assembled a team of experienced attorneys with 195 years of accumulated knowledge & experience in the practice of law to handle the traffic flow generated through this office.